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#Education

# education - Today’s News

70 schools are getting €450 million for construction projects in 2015

Sixteen projects have been added to list.

# education - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

There are ‘virtually no services’ for gifted schoolchildren

And most teachers can’t recognise them, anyway.

# education - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Students stage ‘study-in’ at UCC library over opening hours

The students’ union president has said that studying at home simply isn’t an option for some students.

Secondary students fight back against the media’s obsession with water charges

TheJournal.ie received some interesting letters in the post today…

# education - Monday 8 December, 2014

The forgotten voice: a student’s opinion of the Junior Cycle

In the bickering between unions and government, one voice is often lacking: that of the student.

‘Irish language for third-level entry shouldn’t be a rule’, universities told Briseadh Na Rialacha This post contains a poll

‘Irish language for third-level entry shouldn’t be a rule’, universities told

Only for Irish language courses according to a task group report.

# education - Sunday 7 December, 2014

# education - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Teachers are striking today – Here’s why

The Junior Cert does matter, apparently.

# education - Friday 28 November, 2014

Teachers aren’t backing down – they’re going to strike on Tuesday

The ASTI says they need more movement from Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan.

# education - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Dublin is no longer one of the top 20 cities in the world for students

And it’s all because of how pricey everything is.

# education - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Primary schools to get a lick of paint with €28 million funding

The Minor Works Grant will be distributed depending on a school’s size.

Opinion: Third level tuition fees should be reintroduced – here’s why

The reintroduction of undergraduate tuition fees – and a more generous and equitable system of grants – may be the only sustainable funding model for Irish third level education.

# education - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Changes to the Junior Cycle will produce a creative, proactive generation

Real education is not present when rote-learning is encouraged and facilitated.

# education - Friday 14 November, 2014

Opinion: Teachers should grasp this unique opportunity to engage with young learners

The current Junior Cycle reform impasse presents teacher unions with an opportunity to show creative leadership.

# education - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Teachers could go on strike before the end of the month

Teachers are angry about proposed reforms to the Junior Cert.

# education - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Jan O’Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# education - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Here’s everything we know about Ireland

The Central Statistics Office has released new figures giving a breakdown of over the last year.

# education - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Waterford IT chair steps down to allow for ‘new blood’ amid merger controversy

Last month, Waterford IT pulled out of a planned merger with IT Carlow.

# education - Monday 3 November, 2014

Another English language college has closed

It is at least the eighth school to close in recent months.

# education - Monday 27 October, 2014

Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone Baby Ballet This post contains videos

Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone

And do they want to be ballet dancers when they grow up?

# education - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Opinion: A religious education is vital for understanding our world

Religious education is vital because, for better or for worse, religious beliefs have played a formative part in the shaping of every human civilisation in history.

# education - Friday 24 October, 2014

From Business ETC There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with ‘Mickey Mouse courses’ In Disneyland

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with ‘Mickey Mouse courses’

Why one Irish entrepreneur hired staff from India, Portugal and Sweden over local workers.

Opinion: ‘You never feel embarrassed to admit you don’t understand something’

I was nervous going back to education after 25 years, but I soon realised that adult education is very unlike the classroom scenarios I remember from school.

# education - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

There were loads more Brazilians in Ireland last year… And here’s why*

*We’re talking about the people, not the *ahem* beauty treatment.

# education - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Principals “picking up pieces” dealing with troubled students

They say they’re under pressure due to cutbacks – and that it’s threatening how schools are run.

# education - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Maths Week: Wednesday’s puzzle of the day It All Adds Up This post contains a poll

Maths Week: Wednesday’s puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

# education - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Good news for teachers looking for work in Ireland in Budget 2015

There will be 1,700 new teaching posts offered next year.

Maths Week: Tuesday’s puzzle of the day It All Adds Up This post contains a poll

Maths Week: Tuesday’s puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

# education - Friday 10 October, 2014

Nobel committee shocked by guy who says Malala ‘hasn’t actually done anything’

Bizarre question throws Peace Prize announcement for a loop.

# education - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

‘No ifs, no buts, no education cuts’ – thousands of students march on Leinster House

Student leaders will meet the Education Minister tomorrow…after they’ve dried off.

Europe is helping these Limerick women who were let go from a jewellery making company

Workers made redundant from Andersen Ireland Limited in 2013 have been approved for training and education supports.

# education - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries

Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.

# education - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit? Ocsober This post contains a poll

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit?

A month long initiative helps raise funds for a charity that teaches children to make safer and healthier choices about their alcohol and drug use.

From Business ETC SME focus: Everything you need to know about education and business SME Focus

SME focus: Everything you need to know about education and business

For September’s in-depth coverage of Irish SMEs, we focused on everything to do with education and business.

# education - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Enda Kenny meets next generation of European enthusiasts

He was launching the Blue Star programme for primary schools.

# education - Monday 29 September, 2014

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident

A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.

From Business ETC Shouldn’t you be at school, SMEs? How a lack of training is letting down business Stay Classy This post contains a poll

Shouldn’t you be at school, SMEs? How a lack of training is letting down business

Poll: What’s the best way to learn about running a business, in class or the school of hard knocks?

# education - Friday 26 September, 2014

HSE launches new website to tell teens everything they need to know about sex

In a recent survey, young people said what they basically want is to be told the facts without a lecture.

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

# education - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Ebola education team killed amid fears of organ harvesting

The bodies were found in a septic tank of a primary school. 27 people have been arrested.

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